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    I am building a near-passive haus standard, 146 sq m living space house. I am retired, but never been busier.
    I used to develop online teaching and learning resources for several northern universities. I also lectured in IT.
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  1. Here be dragons. Expensive dragons
  2. Our piling company would not proceed unless I showed them evidence of our correspondence confirming no known services on the plot. (They all ran alongside the plot in the road)
  3. If it feels like it, it is. Organise your way past that problem.
  4. Here be dragons. Research every last local (in the same geographic and planning area) build project that started with similar circumstances. Look at what happened. Analyse why it happened. Why do that? It will inform the converstation you have with the planner - your planner not the LPAs - As for an incredibly enthusiastic anybody: it's cold hard analysis you need. Determination, persistence and clear-headedness is whats needed now. Dream details later. Now is fundamentals time.
  5. As is so often the case @Ferdinand is exactly correct. Why do I say that? He describes what happened to us. He even got the price right. £1000.
  6. Locally, I have it on excellent authority, one or two firms tend to get half their pay in (excellent quality) white powder.
  7. Write to three lawyers; describe the problem succucintly, and ask each of them for a fee proposal.
  8. + 1 I bought a twiddler years ago. Don't use it often. But when I do it's brilliant. Needs a bit of persistence , practice, but after that it's like riding a bike. You can make up lengths of twisted wire for use later - you get to feel for the correct degree of twist after a bit. The result is very strong wire - and gabions are the perfect place for that.
  9. Might the post immediately above be considered an advert?
  10. Not all installers are equal. Check the Sunamp website for the list of approved installers. The list on the website was out of date last time I checked. They may well have updated it recently though.
  11. Exactly correct. Our was fitted upstairs by a reliable installer. We have two suicide doors in upper bedrooms (soon to be Juliette balconies) Ours popped straight through one. Two blokes, bit of sweat, tea, medals.
  12. How do you know that Russ? 🤨